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The Forgotten State

One Super Tuesday state still does not have a declared winner and it looks like it may be some time until we get the final results. New Mexico still has no winner as the voters continue to be counted one week after the election.

The count has stopped at 99% with a 1,123 vote lead for Clinton. 13 delegates have already been allocated to Clinton and 12 to Obama. One delegate is outstanding, which will be allocated to the popular vote winner of the state.

17,000 provisional ballots still have to be counted.

Odds Against Huckabee

When you crunch the numbers, it makes you wonder why Mike Huckabee is still in this race. According to CNN, 1,242 delegates have been awarded, which means 1,138 delegates remain to be allocated. Huckabee has 217 delegates and need an additional 974 delegates to secure the nomination. Huckabee will have to win 86% of the remaining delegates to be the Republican presidential nominee. Compare that to McCain who has to win 468 delegates or 41% of the remaining delegates to secure the nomination.

So, why is Huckabee is rolling along his campaign? Maybe he is now running for Vice President. Maybe he is running for 2012.